5/16/2006 9:46 PM
Here are my rankings for DII Dynasty programs, defined as any school that's made the post-season (including PIT) in 4 of the past 5 seasons. The rankings are weighted toward the more recent seasons.
1. N. Florida
2. Delta State
3. Shippensburg
4. So. Illinois-Edwardsville
5. Settle Pacific
6. Cal. St. Poly Pomona
7. Mars Hill
8. St. Leo
9. S. New Hampshire
10. Caldwell
11. Johnson C. Smith
12. NW Missouri
13. Benedict
14. Goldey-Beacom
15. Colorado St., Pueblo
16. St. Michael's
17. Missouri-Rolla
18. Wayne St. (NE)
19. St. Paul's
20. Puerto Rico-Cayey
21. Wayne St. (MI)
22. Edinboro
23. Gannon
24. Belmont-Abbey
25. USC Aiken
Just missing the Top 25 are:
26. Longwood; 27. Mansfield; 28. Queens; 29. St. Augustines; 30. W. Washington; 31. Minnesota-Moorhead; 32. Philadelphia; 33. N. Greenville; 34. West Virginia State; 35. Lees-McRae
5/17/2006 11:02 AM
Bah. I suggest you go back and analyze previous seasons - say, 4 to 8, or so - which was really the heyday for D2 in Wooden. Nothing important has really happened since then.
5/17/2006 12:21 PM
Shippensburg rules! I kept the dynasty going my two seasons there.
5/18/2006 3:04 PM
Good to see Wayne St (MI) make this list--with a little more luck in the postseason it'd be much higher.
5/18/2006 3:20 PM
The wooden D2 heyday actually prolly goes back as far as season 3. A lot of the teams that were dominant in seasons 2-5 are not even on this list. A lot of those coaches are now found at some of the better D1 schools. Not me, of course, but some coaching collegues. San Fran St, Ferris St, etc.
5/18/2006 4:08 PM
I see the Wayne State teams played each other this season. That's pretty cool!
I remember, a few years ago, when New Orleans Loyola had an invitational tourney. They invited 3 other Loyola schools to participate
5/30/2006 8:19 PM
With about a week to go in the regular season, several Dynasty programs appear to be rebuilding.
Of the 35 teams on the list, 20 will make the Dance (based solely on RPI), 1 more will make the PIT, and 15 will stay home.
5/31/2006 10:41 PM
W. New Mexico looks to make an appearnace after this year on the list.
6/6/2006 1:27 PM
awesome!
good to see CalPloypoo made the list.
How are they doing this year?
I hated to leave them but the lure of tark was too much.
6/6/2006 1:40 PM
ok. i see.
16 rpi, nice work, kuj, keep it up !
they really should make it easier to view teams in worlds you are not in. why would they not want that?
6/10/2006 11:00 AM
Yeah, W. New Mexico is going strong so far, maybe we can hop up far even if we can win some in the tournament. Our conference Great Northwest, with Sea Pac is real good. Probably the top D2 conference the last three, four years.
6/17/2006 7:06 AM
Updated DII Dynasties:
Several schools moved onto the list: St. Edwards, W. New Mexico, So. Indiana, Minnesota-Morris, Florida Gulf Coast, Quincy, Florida Tech, E. Central, LeMoyne, and Lynn. Congratulations!
The list, including last season's rankings:
LS
2. 1. Delta State
3. 2. Shippensburg
4. 3. So. Illinois-Edwardsville
1. 4. No. Florida
9. 5. So. New Hampshire
5. 6. Seattle Pacific
12. 7. N.W. Missouri
10. 8. Caldwell
7. 9. Mars Hill
6. 10. Cal St. Poly Pomona
14. 11. Goldey-Beacom
11. 12. Johnson C. Smith
24. 13. Belmont-Abbey
nr 14. St. Edward's
nr 15. Florida Gulf Coast
23. 16. Gannon
nr 17 Florida Tech
25. 18. USC Aiken
nr 19. So. Indiana
nr 20 Lynn
8. 21. St. Leo
19. 22. St. Paul's
22. 23. Edinboro
nr 24. W. New Mexico
30. 25. W. Washington
Almost making the Top 25 are: 26. E. Central; 27. Quincy; 28. Minnesota-Morris; 29. Longwood; 30. Le Moyne; 31. Philadelphia; 32. Benedict; 33. Lees-McRae; 34. Wayne St. (NE); 35. Queens; 36. N. Greenville; 37. Wayne St. (MI)
6/17/2006 9:26 AM
Florida's the place to be. 3 of the new dynasties are from the Sunshine State, as well as #4 No. Florida
8/6/2006 8:35 PM
Updated DII Dynasties:
Several schools moved onto the list: St. Martin's, Virginia St., St. Mary's, So. Arkansas, Albany St., E. New Mexico, Pitt-Johnstown, Missouri-Rolla.
Congratulations!
Rankings, including last season's:
LS
4. 1. No. Florida
1. 2. Delta State
3. 3. So. Illinois-Edwardsville
6. 4. Seattle Pacific
11. 5. Goldey-Beacom
9. 6. Mars Hill
2. 7. Shippensburg
7. 8. N.W Missouri
nr 9. St. Martin's
14. 10. St. Edward's
13. 11. Belmont-Abbey
19. 12. So. Indiana
nr 13. Virginia State
18. 14. USC Aiken
28. 15. Minnesota, Morris
nr 16. St. Mary's (TX)
23. 17. Edinboro
17. 18. Florida Tech
nr 19. So. Arkansas
5. 20. So. New Hampshire
nr. 21. Albany St.
21. 22. St. Leo
25. 23. W. Washington
15. 24. Florida Gulf Coast
24. 25. W. New Mexico
Almost making the Top 25 are:
26. E. New Mexico; 27. St. Paul's; 28. Pittsburgh-Johnstown; 29. Cal St. Poly Pomona; 30. Caldwell; 31. Wayne St. (MI); 32. Missouri-Rolla; 33. Johnson C. Smith; 34. Quincy; 35. Wayne St. (NE); 36. Longwood
8/6/2006 9:06 PM
Pittsburgh-Johnstown has been a fun though somewhat underachieving school. Probably because I haven't paid all that much attention to it. It has a pretty good recruiting area and is in a very good/competitive conference.
I say this because this is going to be my last season there. If someone wants to start their own tradition in DII, P-Jtown should be seriously considered. They could do far far worse than grabbing this team.
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